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Updated: 2020/03/04 Views: 103

Hi, I’m Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and all the pink, red, and sweets, I was inspired to create this easy table runner that would look great on a tablecustom gifts for dad, make a fantastic bed runner, or perhaps, use the appliquéd blocks individually to make a few quick pillows!

This runner is made with fusible appliqué, but the templates will work with your favorite appliqué technique.

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Step 1 – Cut the fabric

White:

Dark pink:

Red:

Step 2 – Prepare the appliqué shapes

Using the Be My Valentine templates, trace the appliqué shapes onto the paper side of the fusible; I like to use a fine tip marker and allow approximately ?”; between the traced shapes. Label each traced shape with its number and fabric color.

Cut the templates apart about ?”; away from the traced line and with fusible side down, fuse onto the wrong side of its corresponding fabric:

Heart #1: (2) dark pink, (2) light pink, (1) red

Heart #2: (2) dark pink, (3) white

Heart #3: (1) dark pink, (2) light pink

Cut the fused pieces on the traced line.

Fuse the shapes onto the center of the (5) 12 ?”; x 12 ?”; white background squares following the diagram below:

I sewed this project on a BERNINA 880 using the blanket stitch #1320 with a thread that matched each of the shapes and my favorite BERNINA Open embroidery foot #20D.

Step 4 – Sew the pieced-border

Make (2) side border units by alternating (2) dark pink and (2) white 2 ?”; x 4 ?”; pieced border rectangles. With the remaining dark pink and white 2 ?”; x 4 ?”; pieced border rectangles, sew (5) white/pink/white units and (5) pink/white/pink units.

Sew the units onto top and bottom edges of the appliqued blocks as follows:

Step 5 – Assemble the runner

Sew the blocks and side borders into a row:

Step 6 – Finishing

One of my favorite things in any project is the quilting phase and absolute love the new BERNINA Adjustable Ruler foot #72?that allows the use of longarm rulers on the BERNINA domestic machines; I also used the?BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)?for a bit of evenly spaced free-motion quilting.

Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top, and quilt as desired. Bind with the (5) 2 ?”; red binding strips. Here is a helpful tutorial on how to bind a quilt using double fold binding.

Laying the blocks vertically would also make a great wall hanging!

I hope you have a sweet Valentine’s Day!

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